Big Star Archive

Playlist Piano Day Playlist Share In case you missed it, last Sunday was Piano Day, an idea dreamed up by the supremely gifted Nils Frahm. It was a day for celebrating the grandest of … >>
Playlist Romantic Roulette Come, play romantic roulette with us now. Hit shuffle and prepare to improvise romantic moments around tunes from the likes of Ballboy, Arab Strap, The Frank and Walters, Minnie Riperton, The Beautiful South, Nick Drake, Joan as Police Woman, and - of course - The Magnetic Fields. >>
Tracks of my years Big Star - September Gurls What better way could there be to start a playlist, in September, of songs from the last 40 years of my life? September Gurls is a seminal track by a seminal band. >>
Playlist September 2014: Tracks of my Years 41 tracks (because, maths and stuff) of varying degrees of cheesiness and significance, from classic rock to indie pop, and no doubt some straight up pop along the way, too. >>
Track of the Day Big Star - Take Care Share As the members of Big Star fought and scratched at each others mental fragility, occasionally stooping to deliberately sabotage recording sessions for their third and final album Third/Sister Lovers, … >>
Playlist March 2014: String Theory The string section has always been with us, and long may it stay. This month I want to explore the full range of stringed beauty: songs with strings; songs with things that sound like strings but aren't; sad strings; happy strings; strings old and new. >>